Hampshire Gin Named Best in UK
In an increasingly competitive craft gin market, The River Test Distillery has scooped the highest accolade of Best London Dry Gin in England at The World Gin Awards 2020.
Presented by leading drinks industry publication, Gin Magazine, these awards select, reward and promote the best gins to consumers and trade across the world.
The River Test is internationally renowned for its gin-clear waters, which inspired husband and wife team, Jonathan and Sarah Nelson, to launch The River Test Distillery from their home in Longparish, Hampshire.
Their award-winning London Dry Gin uses pure, chalk-filtered water drawn from the aquifer which feeds into the river. They use local botanicals in their recipe which includes handpicked meadowsweet flowers and rosemary, mixed with juniper, angelica, coriander, cassia bark, orange and lemon peel.
The judges’ tasting notes for the River Test Distillery London Dry Gin include:"Very fruity and soft spice on the nose” and "a very good complexity and well balanced juniper notes."
Anthony Denny, Publisher and Managing Editor of Gin Magazine said: "Nailing the best English London Dry is an absolutely enormous achievement. Their success speaks volumes for the dedication and skill of what is the bedrock of British gin production.”
Sarah Nelson of The River Test Distillery, said: “to be recognised by such leading authorities in the drinks industry, and so early on in our journey, is incredible. We are over the moon!"